Built of wood, this hotel has the same problem as any other of similar construction; that is, the sound of the occupant of the room above you pounds through the floor. Unhappily, my occupant was two adults and a child. They arrived just before midnight and arose at six a.m. Guess how much sleep I got? It's not the hotel's fault, ... but don't you think hoteliers could think ahead a little when assigning guests to rooms? For example, given that all the rooms appeared to be the same size, why not put a single on the top floor, or assign the top floor's rooms to those who arrive first, so that those checking in later will create less of a disturbance? There's lots of creative thinking to be done in hotel management, which seems content to limit its efforts to getting you a room. A set of questions at time of reservation and/or check-in could go a long way to putting light sleepers retiring early in the same part of a hotel, families in another, partyers in another, and so forth, without infringing on anyone's right to privacy. We all have a right to sleep and awake rested. I should conclude, though, by observing that this hotel was good value for its cost, right down to a perfectly acceptable breakfast for less than six euros. The hotel was ideally located on the east side of Paris. The room was clean; the mattress fine. The lighting had too few options, but the window could be opened. I wish there'd been an ice machine. No shampoo was a surprise; glad for the soap. All in all, pretty good.